TIP OF THE DAY: Types Of Sponge Cake & Passover Sponge Cake Recipe

Sponge cake is a light and airy cake with no fat, traditional flour or leavening. The rise comes from beating air into egg whites. Here’s the history of sponge cake. The Jewish-style sponge cake—a Passover mainstay because it has no leavening—is not the same as génoise. Génoise, the French sponge cake made with conventional flour…
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FOOD 101: Sponge Cake History & Types For National Sponge Cake Day

August 23rd is National Sponge Cake Day. It celebrates an airy cake that’s just right for summer, garnished with fresh berries and whipped cream.   THE HISTORY OF SPONGE CAKE The modern sponge cake dates to Europe in the early 19th century. Precursors were cookie-sized treats called biscuit bread and sponge fingers (a.k.a. boudoir biscuits,…
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